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Old 06-03-2005, 08:39 PM   #16
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it didn't divert me from this site, this site is my homepage, i live on here, and i also goto that site now finding it, via this post. i don't think the intention was to take away from this stie at all, as it didn't...it's not like gang wars "i'm not going to linuxquestions.org because i goto this guys linux community now" or anything. anyway, thanks for letting us in on the site
 
Old 06-03-2005, 08:43 PM   #17
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Originally posted by simple
it didn't divert me from this site, this site is my homepage, i live on here, and i also goto that site now finding it, via this post. i don't think the intention was to take away from this stie at all, as it didn't...it's not like gang wars "i'm not going to linuxquestions.org because i goto this guys linux community now" or anything. anyway, thanks for letting us in on the site
It's not the point though. We didn't let member A post links to their site, so why should we let member B bend the rules we have in place?

Rules are setup for all members, we don't break them to make exceptions. Adding a small link in their signature and or placing it in their profile where you see the www link under each of their posts is sufficient for users own pages. There is no need to use our forums and site to gain for yourself in creating threads solely to redirect members or poeple to your site.

We have spammers that come and post just so the google bots hit up their link to attract hits, traffic, etc.

So again, this thread has been reported to be closed, anyone doesn't like our rules we put in place, well, first you shouldn't have agreed to use this site and secondly, email a moderator or the site admin to discuss further.

No more replies in this thread please, this is the final warning.
 
Old 06-03-2005, 08:56 PM   #18
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wow you're kind of worse than a spammer, it's not like he said "go here this place sucks" (which i consider a spammer) and you're saying "if this place sucks then don't come here."
 
Old 06-03-2005, 10:08 PM   #19
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im not trying to pick a fight with anyone here. and like i said im sorry if you feel that i broke the rules. in my opinion i feel that i didnt but this is your guys site and not the communities because it doesnt matter what others in the community think as long as the admin and staff are happy. This is not a flame war and this i will be my last post in this thread. I will still continue to visit linux questions as i have been for a very long time. Dont worry you didnt turn me away from this site i still beleive in the community and know they will be heplful and supportive.

cheers,
CDK
 
Old 06-03-2005, 10:19 PM   #20
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im not trying to pick a fight with anyone here. and like i said im sorry if you feel that i broke the rules. in my opinion i feel that i didnt but this is your guys site and not the communities because it doesnt matter what others in the community think as long as the admin and staff are happy. This is not a flame war and this i will be my last post in this thread. I will still continue to visit linux questions as i have been for a very long time. Dont worry you didnt turn me away from this site i still beleive in the community and know they will be heplful and supportive.

cheers,
CDK
site looks good... but what are the adv. of registering??
 
Old 06-04-2005, 02:50 PM   #21
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im not trying to pick a fight with anyone here. and like i said im sorry if you feel that i broke the rules. in my opinion i feel that i didnt but this is your guys site and not the communities because it doesnt matter what others in the community think as long as the admin and staff are happy. This is not a flame war and this i will be my last post in this thread. I will still continue to visit linux questions as i have been for a very long time. Dont worry you didnt turn me away from this site i still beleive in the community and know they will be heplful and supportive.

cheers,
CDK
This is a community driven site but owned and operated by one person who setup rules to not only protect this site but the members who use it.

Just tell me one reason why you think it's ok for you to create a whole new thread to point others to your new site and others can't? Like I said, if one member can't do it, we aren't going to allow any one else to.

Do you realize how much work would be involved for a team of moderators to read every single thread that people post to either determine if its not spamming or advertising over any other legitimate thread/post? It is near impossible on a site this size.

This is the reason we allow you to place a link in your own signature and you also have your own site linked from your profile.

What we're asking though is to not create threads dedicated to linking members to your own site, commercial or not, it doesn't matter. If we allow you to do this, we have to open the doors to all the spammers as well.

It's called being fair to everyone and treating everyone the same with the rules we have in place.

It's not a matter we feel that you broke our rules, you did break our rules and this is why such action is being taken. And to make matters worse, you not only created this thread but then you double posted in another forum just to link members to your site, hence the reason I think what you did is just as bad or worse than some of the spammers who try to get away with spam on this site.

In summary, if your own site had rules you had in place and I came along and disregarded one of more of them, how would that make you feel? Sites create rules for many reasons, you should just respect that and move on, instead of trying to put up an argument against us when there are facts provided that you did not obey our rules in place.

So again, anyone want to reply, email me, if not, we'll wait for a Newbie moderator to close this thread. NO MORE REPLIES or you'll lose posting privileges to this forum.

Regards.
 
Old 06-04-2005, 05:27 PM   #22
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Old 06-13-2005, 08:37 PM   #23
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I hate to drag up a thread this old, but it was just drawn to my attention and I wanted to clarify out policy. We do have a "no advertising" policy here at LQ to prevent abuses. We *really* do want to help promote quality open source and Linux related projects though (even more than we already do). Unfortunately, we have to be tough on the advertising thread rule as allowing some members to do it and others not to would be seen as unfair, and the line to draw on what would be acceptable is much too thin. That being said we are working on some additional ways to help quality projects promote themselves - stay tuned. In the meantime feel free to submit a site announcement to the News section and your site to the links section.

--jeremy
 
  


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